|Taron Egerton (image via Flickr/Andrew Walker – CC License)|
Last month, Kingsman actor Aaron Egerton shared an Instagram post that seemed like a casual coming out moment.
The 29-year-old posted a pic of a friend with the caption, “Cutie. My boy.”
When an Instagram user asked if the fellow in the photo was Egerton’s boyfriend, the Kingsman star liked the comment.
Another user asked for the guy’s name to which Egerton replied, “Nah, he’s mine and mine only.”
All very coy and playful, but it certainly got the interwebs in an uproar.
It turns out the handsome actor was just being playful.
In an interview with Radio Times, Egerton explained, “One of the lads was at my London flat and I Instagrammed a picture of him and said ‘Look at this cutie’, and a million outlets reported I was coming out as gay.”
“I’m not gay but two of my mates came out when I was 15 and it was a joy to support them because, as a group, we are all secure in who we are,” he added. “I’m certainly not going to stop calling my mates cuties and gorgeous, because they are cuties and they are gorgeous.”
While Egerton is not actually a gay man, he will play one in the upcoming Elton John biopic, Rocketman.
The film, which chronicles John’s meteoric rise to pop much stardom arrives in movie theaters in May 2019.